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Conference on multimedia

From: Gay Tracy <tracy>
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 1999
Rethinking Cultural Publications: Digital, Multimedia, and other
21st Century Strategies
Carmichael Auditorium
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC
September 15 - 17, 1999

A conference presented by the Northeast Document Conservation Center
and sponsored by the National Park Service Museum Management Program
with support from NPS Cultural Resources Training Initiative.
Cosponsored by the National Museum of American History and the
Office of the Counselor to the Secretary for Electronic
Communications and Special Projects, Smithsonian Institution.

What will be taught? The conference provides attendees with the
basics of how to prepare digital, multi-media and paper publications
on cultural collections for museums, archives, libraries, centers,
and other historic preservation resources.  Rethinking Cultural
Publications presents ways in which institutions can share rich
cultural heritage collections and information with diverse
communities.  The agenda gives participants the tools to create
publications that feature collections, research, and knowledge for
the general public, scholars, educators, students, and professional

Topics include:

    How are Democracy and Culture Linked?
    How to Develop an Appropriate Topic
    What are the Elements of a Publication Project?
    How to Reach Diverse Communities
    How to Manage Publication Projects
    How to Produce a Web Site
    How to Bring Visitors to Your Site
    What are the Legal Issues of Publications?
    How to Select Media and Formats
    How to Use Durable Media
    How to Select an Editor, Designer and Publisher
    How to Fund Publications

Who should attend? Participants from across the United States and
internationally will attend this conference.  Cultural resources
managers, librarians, curators, registrars, media and information
management specialists, publications and public relations staff,
collections care personnel, archivists, educators, students,
historians, interpreters, records managers, fund raisers and others
will find this innovative conference of significant value.

Who are the faculty? Orlando Bagwell, WGBH Public Broadcasting of
Boston; David Beacom, National Geographic Society; Spencer Crew,
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History; Steve
Dalton, Northeast Document Conservation Center; W. Ralph Eubanks,
Library of Congress; Anne Gilliland-Swetland, University of
California, Los Angeles; Mark Holmes, National Geographic
Interactive; Henry Kelly, White House Office of Science and
Technology Policy; Carla Mattix, US Department of the Interior;
Brett Miller, Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius, L.L.P.; Judy Metro, Yale
University Press; Barbara Moore, National Gallery of Art; Hugh
O'Connor, American Association of Retired Persons; Mark Oviatt,
National Park Service; Marc Pachter, Smithsonian Institution;
Patricia Pasqual, The Foundation Center; Steve Puglia, National
Archives and Records Administration; Anthony Seeger, Smithsonian
Institution; Beverly Sheppard, Institute of Museum and Library
Services; Andrea Stevens, Smithsonian Institution Traveling
Exhibition Service; Kate Stevenson, National Park Service; and Roy
Tennant, University of California, Berkeley.

The conference was organized by the National Park Service's Museum
Management Program, and produced with support from NPS Cultural
Resources Training Initiative.  The conference is co-sponsored by
the National Museum of American History and the Office of the
Counselor to the Secretary for Electronic Communications and Special
Projects, Smithsonian Institution.  Other cosponsors include the
American Association of Museums, Library of Congress, the National
Digital Library, and the Getty Information Institute.  It is being
managed by the Northeast Document Conservation Center.

The cost of the conference is $240 for early bird registration, post
marked on or before August 4, 1999 and $300 for late registration,
postmarked on or before August 25, 1999.  A reduced registration fee
of $135 is available to a limited number of National Park Service
and Smithsonian Institution staff on a first-come-first-served basis
who register, on or before July 23, 1999.

The full agenda and registration information is posted on NEDCC's
web site <URL:> and the NPS web site at
<URL:>.  For information on registration
and to request a flier contact

    Gay Tracy
    Public Relations Coordinator
    Northeast Document Conservation Center
    100 Brickstone Square
    Andover MA 01810
    <tracy [at] nedcc__org>.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:93
                  Distributed: Wednesday, June 2, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-93-007
Received on Tuesday, 1 June, 1999

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